Wednesday, December 20, 2006


A wonderful wonderful person came to fix up the computers in my classroom last week. Nathan, someone Kathy knows, who had never met me or the kids before, came to spend a few hours updating the computers. Apparently there were 44 updates that were needed on one of the computers alone. I have no idea what he did to them, but there was some talk about spyware and viruses and updates... Now the computers don't freeze up or randomly close windows. It's awesome.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Happy Holidays!

Related to the compassion of Kathy, the "philosophy slam" competition this year has the topic "Compassion or Violence: which has the greater impact on society?" and has a 3rd-5th grade entry category, involving drawing pics. Thought you might be interested.

Postmark Deadline for all entries: February 16th, 2007.

Students may create artwork, paint, or draw a picture to express their feelings or ideas about the topic "Compassion or violence? Which has a greater impact on society?" If compassion has a greater impact, define compassion and describe its impact. If violence has a greater impact, define violence and describe its impact. Students may use any creative combination of words and artwork or write an essay, short story or poetry about the topic. Judging: Entries in this age category will be judged on creativity, originality and overall strength of the message the student is conveying. A national winner will be chosen from each grade level will be chosen.